"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" (Theophile Gautier)
"In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." (Warren Eckstein)
Extra care may take many forms, including:
All of these types of things help to make an animal more adoptable. It gives them another chance to find a "forever home" with a loving family.
Of course, providing foster care is not suitable for everyone. Some of the things you need to think about include the personalities of the pets you already have in your own home; the time committment; and the types of animals or animal care you're comfortable with.
Foster families are usually very much needed. If you are interested in possibly becoming a pet foster parent, contact your local humane society or pet rescue organization and ask how you can help. Our website has links to some of these organizations here.
"As President of Big Heart Rescue, you can only imagine that I have a house full of companions that share their home with me! And so I went to go to bed one night and discovered this!"
- Gail Moerkerken (Gabriola, BC)